In the times we find ourselves, this can seem to be easier said than done. And yet, what, realistically, is the alternative? For the sake of our planet and its inhabitants, giving way to either cynicism or despair is not possible. Ven Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald) is the author of the best-selling book 'How to Meditate'. She explores what tools Buddhism can offer to lift our spirits, and to be a force for positive change in the world. These tools have been valued for more than two and a half thousand years, and still have much to offer anyone, Buddhist or not, religious or not, in the 21st century.